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New arrivals at The Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay

Hello! I thought it was about time the new members of the team introduced ourselves. I am Aimee one of the new residential volunteers here at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay (I say new, we have been here for a month already!) and I along with four others are living next to the…

South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary: one step closer

From March 19th to 21st in Praia do Forte, Brazil, WDC attended the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Workshop. Attending were the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Chair, the Hon. Jeannine Compton-Antoine (from St. Lucia) and representatives of Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Gabón, Germany, Ivory Coast, México, Niger, Saint Kitts & Nevis, South Africa,…

Annual Race to Save a Species 5k

Saturday May  3rd – Change in Start time: 10:00am – Plymouth, MA With fewer than 500 left in the world, North Atlantic right whales still need our help to avoid extinction.  Join us for the 2nd Annual Race to Save a Species 5k race and family day. This year we are partnering with The Roo Bar…

Russian authorities recommend quota for 10 orca captures in 2014

Recommendations to take 10 more killer whales from the Russian Far East in 2014 were made yesterday, 19 March 2014, by TINRO, the Pacific Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography— much to the dismay of scientists who have been studying Russian orcas now for 14 years as part of the Far East Russia Orca Project,…

Massive wind farms approved in Moray Firth waters

On Wednesday, 19th March, the Scottish government announced that two huge wind farms will be built in the Moray Firth in Scotland. WDC are supportive of a move away from fossil fuels (although this decision does not mean that is a certainty) and wind currently seems a realistic alternative. But we are anxious about the…

Cashing in on China’s porpoises?

In a bid to try and avoid losing yet another species, China has initiated a scheme where people who report an injured or dead finless porpoise to the authorities can get a cash reward.  The Yangtze finless porpoise is a sub-species of the narrow-ridged finless porpoise and is the world’s only freshwater porpoise, inhabiting as…